Since my first introduction to the potter’s wheel in high school, I have been fascinated by clay. Continuing my studies of ceramics through college and beyond, my interests have come to focus on form, texture and function.
I am drawn to the “vesselness” of pottery and can get pretty philosophical about its ancient intimacy with so many aspects of human nature— practical, ritual and visceral.
I hope that whoever uses my pots enjoys a moment of aesthetic pause, especially in the midst of the sensory bombardment that fills our world today. Maybe this is the whole reason to own and use a handmade object.
Proximity, Rockville Clay Coop, Juror, Katherine White, 2016 At Your Service: Baltimore Clayworks, Juror, Linda Arbuckle, 2016 Creative Craft Council 30th Biennial: Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD Tabletop: Art League, Alexandria, VA, Juror, Tony Clennell 2014 “Battle of the Bowls”: Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA, Juror, Kevin Crowe, 2014 “Experience Transformation”—Baltimore Clayworks and Creative Alliance: Curated by Brett Freund and Sarah McCann: 2014 Creative Craft Council 29th Biennial Exhibition, Strathmore Mansion, Received The Montgomery Potters Award: Juror, Joan Ulrich, 2013 Artists at Work: Smithsonian Dillon Ripley Center, Juror, Jack Rasmussen, 2000
I am a member of Montgomery Potters and the Washington Conservation Guild. My work can be found in Scope Gallery at the Torpedo Factory.